Breaking News: The White House has refused to accept proposed new FDA guidelines that could delay an emergency vaccine approval until after the election.
This is an even bigger story than the President’s reckless personal behavior and refusal to practice public health in the Whirr House. Exactly what many predicted and feared. Watch this space.
BREAKING—holy crap—Trump WH is now blocking the FDA proposed guidelines for the emergency release of a coronavirus vaccine. Basically WH has vetoed tougher safety/efficacy standards for a vaccine! #COVID19 🧵 (repost)
Our community of scientists: Doing our best to hold the line, protect the safety, integrity, public trust of #vaccines. White House: Seeks to revoke our guidelines and thoughtful recommendations for political expediency.
NYTimes reporting that the White House has blocked the release of the FDA's "EUA+" vaccine guidance on the standards for it to grant an emergency authorization for a vaccine. A few thoughts below...
BREAKING—holy crap—White House’s power grab last month of vaccine approval from FDA now being used—WH is blocking strict FDA guidelines for the emergency release of a coronavirus vaccine. Basically WH has vetoed tougher safety/efficacy standards! #COVID19
BREAKING ⁦⁩ overrules FDA on vaccine protocol.
as if EVERYTHING TODAY was not enough: "The FDA proposed stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a coronavirus vaccine, but the White House chief of staff objected to provisions that would push approval past Election Day."
White House rejection of FDA guidance is very concerning. VRBPAC (FDA) and ACIP (CDC) advisory panels will be critical for independent review of scientific evidence for efficacy and safety of a Covid-19 vaccine.
A bigger story than most playing top right now
Remember how 3 weeks ago even anti-anti-Trump right wingers were pretending to believe liberals and Dems were anti-vaxxers for saying the administration’s pronouncements on EUA COVID vaccines were not to be trusted? I’ve got news (and receipts) for them.
White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines
We cannot have a safe, effective, and functioning health care system unless our federal regulatory agencies are shielded from political interference.
This is just insane stuff: the White House is so desperate to get a vaccine out before elections it is overruling the FDA on basic safety guidelines. Who will trust the result of such a process?
"The vaccine guidelines carry special significance: By refusing to allow the FDA to release them, the White House is undercutting the government’s effort to reassure the public that any vaccine will be safe and effective, health experts fear."
New dangerous low in political interference w/ COVID vaccine: WH chief of staff (no science background) blocks guidance re safety+efficacy developed by career FDA scientists (who work on vaccines full time). WH needs to let FDA operate based on science
White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines
You would think I would be used to it by now, but I'm admittedly still a little shocked when I read news like this: "Facing a White House blockade, the Food and Drug Administration is seeking other avenues to ensure that vaccines meet the guidelines."
The WH is aggressively politicizing the scientific decisions of the FDA on a vaccine on the eve of the election.
New: White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines, and report
“The F.D.A. proposed stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a coronavirus vaccine, but the White House chief of staff objected to provisions that would push approval past Election Day.” WHAT THE FUCK?
White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines
?? White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines
“The F.D.A. proposed stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a coronavirus vaccine, but the White House chief of staff objected to provisions that would push approval past Election Day.” This is called politicizing science. And it’s beyond unethical.
Before authorizing vaccines, the FDA commissioner, an MD, wants test subjects followed for 60 days. The WH chief of staff, who lied about having a BA and apparently believes Earth is 6000 years old, says he’s “overly influenced by his agency’s scientists.”
FDA wants guidelines for vaccines that might push approval past election day. White House chief of staff Meadows suggested that FDA head Hahn was "overly influenced by his agency’s career scientists," says this startling story from
Is vaccine approval politics or science? The Trump WH just blocked the approval process set out by its own
White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines
White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines: The F.D.A. proposed stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a coronavirus vaccine, but the White House chief of staff objected to provisions that would push approval past Election Day.
"White House chief of staff objected to provisions that would push approval past Election Day." White House Blocks New #COVID19 Vaccine Guidelines
White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines - The New York Times
Here's why we're going to see a vaccine OK ahead of the election. And and his top execs can't stop it. What are you planning to do about that?
In other words, we can't trust any #COVID19 vaccine approval coming from politicized review. Sad day for the hard working & dedicated scientists at the FDA. "White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines" #ScienceMatters #hcsm
White House Blocks New #coronavirus Vaxx Guidelines: proposed stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a vaccine, but the White House chief of staff objected to provisions that would push approval past Election Day. via et al
White House Blocks ⁦⁩ Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines Designed to Ensure Safety
Trump's #covid19 case and his messaging about the disease is important but this story is even more so
White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines - The New York Times
"White House officials have repeatedly intervened to shape decisions and public announcements in ways that paint the administration’s response to the pandemic in a positive light."
White House Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines - The New York Times
ICYMI: In ordinary times I might have skipped over this article. Sadly, these are no ordinary times.
There is no limit to their corruption.
I'll be talking about this on in a few minutes. We need to discuss how damaging and dangerous this is.
White House Blocks New #CovidVaccine Guidelines, BUT!! Dr Peter Marks says no reason “to get all excited” because “we are going to have a transparent advisory committee meeting for each and every emergency use authorization that comes through.”
Asshole in Chief - via
White House Blocks New #Coronavirus #Vaccine Guidelines
Of course the White House blocked doctors and scientists who want vaccines to be safe. Of course they did. via
#Sad #WhiteHouse Continues to Place #Trump’s political interests above public health and science and Blocks New Coronavirus Vaccine Guidelines. My patients are telling me they don’t want an unsafe, unproven vaccine.
You thought today could not get more horrifying? This. Is. Horrific. The next month is going to be a tough time.